Palm Beach Dramaworks Raises $18,000 for The Actors Fund

By: Mar. 15, 2013
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After a month-long solicitation campaign consisting of after show curtain speeches, the cast of Palm Beach Dramawork's highly acclaimed production of A Raisin in the Sun is proud to announced they raised a total of $18,001.77 to be donated to the country's leading entertainment industry service organization, The Actors Fund.

"We are thrilled by the response and generosity from our South Florida patrons," said William Hayes, Dramaworks' Producing Artistic Director. "The initiative is not only vital for the entertainment community across the country, but it does great work right here in Florida." Mr. Hayes along with Managing Director Sue Ellen Beryl serve as National Ambassadors for The Actors Fund and were proud to bring its first fundraising program to South Florida.

The Actors Fund, a nonprofit human services organization founded in 1882, serves all professionals - and not just actors! - in film, theater, television, music, opera, and dance through programs that address their unique and essential needs. With national organization with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, The Fund directly serves more than 12,800 performing arts and entertainment professionals across the country every year, and hundreds of thousand through our online resources. In providing care and service to professionals throughout the industry, The Fund's programs are wide in scope, responsive in nature, and produce significant results, affectng the lives of people in our community year after year.

Palm Beach Dramaworks is a non-profit, professional theatre and is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the South Florida Theatre League, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Florida Professional Theatres Association, Florida Theatre Conference, and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council.